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We are the ONLY trainer in the Southeast that specializes in Field Bred English Springer Spaniels and English Cocker Spaniels for upland work. We are not retriever trainers that train a few spaniels. We are not trainers that specialize in retriever games. We specialize in training your spaniel for what it was bred for, which is to quest game, produce it and retrieve it!
Start your dog off the right way. These are the same training items used by Craney Hill Kennel everyday. Coupled with our training manual, this starter package will allow you to establish the foundation required to maximize your dog’s potential. Click here to shop.
We all have expectations to different degrees. Our expectations at Craney Hill Kennel are extremely high for our dogs. The theory is that if we set our standard to an almost unattainable level, when we fall short our dogs will still be very talented animals. I cannot express to you how difficult it is to keep a high standard. This is not because we are kennel blind…quite the opposite. It is hard to keep such a high standard because the standard of the public is so low that it becomes difficult to continually explain why you can or cannot do something.
The doctor has confirmed that Dixie is pregnant!! The Dixie/Dudley puppies should be delivered the first week in June. For more information and to get on the waiting list for a puppy click here.
Gracie runs in her second puppy trial ever and she gets 2nd place at the Iowa Sporting Spaniel Club in Monroe, Iowa. Her owners were not there to watch but we made sure to wait to have this photo moment with the 2nd place puppy ribbon. Gracie is really coming along in her training with Todd. We look forward to working with Gracie again this Fall so we can get her ready to run with the big dogs. Congratulations!
Dixie has finally cooperated and has been bred to Dudley. Puppies will be due during the first week of June and ready to go home around August 1st. Dudley has produced some very nice puppies, having eight litters on the ground, two other bitches bred and now Dixie.
Dudley was the 2017 US National Open High Point Dog, received a Certificate of Merit at the 2018 National Open Championship and is a very consistent field trial competitor. More importantly, he has been extensively hunted on wild game including grouse, woodcock, pheasant, quail, doves and ducks. He routinely works Continental/Tower shoots and is a perfect and quiet gentleman on the shoots. His demeanor is what we are looking for! His eyes are Clear and hips are OFA Excellent. To see Dudley, click here.
Dixie is Christina’s personal gun dog, lives in the house and sleeps in the bed. She is an athletic dog that is completely settled in the house. If she were fully trained (Christina does not want her fully trained), she would be running trials. At this point, she hunts every fall with Christina, keeps the Guinea Fowl away from the kennel and socializes all the new puppies. Four of Dixie’s littermates are running trials with two of them attaining AFC status, one of them also having Open placements and all four of them having Amateur placements. Her eyes are Clear and hips are OFA Good. To see Dixie, click here.
Puppies will be reserved based on first deposit gets first choice, second deposit gets second choice and so forth. The cost of the puppy is $1,500. and it requires a 50% deposit. Standard health check, eye check, docked tails, dew claw removal and health contract will be included.
Contact us with questions. Serious inquiries only.
We will conduct a three-day training seminar at our home in Mitchell, GA on May 17-19, 2019. Dogs and participants will be limited so contact us to reserve your slot…it is likely that they will fill quickly. We will be covering our entire program from an 8-week old puppy to a finished gun dog with all the exposure, shaping, obedience training and field training that is required. This is for gun dogs, hunt test participants and those with field trial aspirations. You can train your own dog, you probably just need some guidance on how to get the job done.
For more information click here.
SIGN UP NOW, SLOTS ARE FILLING UP FOR OUR THREE-MONTH SUMMER PROGRAM! THE NEXT AVAILABLE PROGRAM WILL START IN MAY.
START YOUR YOUNG PUP WITH A STRONG FOUNDATION! BASIC GUN DOG CAMPS! GET YOUR YOUNG PUP READY FOR THE FALL.
The objectives for our Basic Gun Dog Camp are to set a strong foundation for your dog, which includes proper introduction and exposure to birds, proper gun introduction, basic obedience, hunting in control and basic retrieving. This camp is focused on getting your puppy or young dog off to the right start before negative traits are established. This camp is generally available any time of the year, except October and November, and generally is for three months. The cost is $3,600 to $4,800, plus vet expenses. Training birds are included. At the end of the camp, your dog will come when called or whistled, hup/sit when told by voice or whistle, be e-collar conditioned if you choose, hunt for birds within range and generally retrieve.
Let Craney Hill Kennel develop a foundation for your Spaniel.
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Our English cocker spaniel Mae having fun outside with her tennis ball.
“No squeaky toys, it encourages hard mouth”!